Such a large number of Chinese migrants landed in Manila amid 1608 that the Jesuits chose to erect them their own area church. The Santa Cruz Church served the recently changed over Catholics until the point that it was crushed amid the Second World War. The congregation was remade in 1957.
Today's schedule is simpler, and it's the only day that it hasn't rained. In the morning, I first visited a nearby large church. I saw people who prayed in the morning first dip clear water from the holy water tray held by the statue's hands and draw a cross on their bodies. Then some people sat quietly on long wooden chairs with their hands together or knelt forward. Some people touched the statues or their glass covers, such as the Christ statue, and prayed silently. The atmosphere was quiet and peaceful.
This church is very famous in the local area. Every week there are many people here to worship.
There are famous paintings in the church, and there are many chocolate shops and used bookstores beside the church.
It's worth seeing. Unlike the Manila Cathedral, which is often closed, or the St. Austin Museum, which charges a fee, there are still plenty of people praying here.
The appearance of the church shows Gothic design style. I like it very much. His feeling
Very old church, the walls have been mottled, very good, very like here.
Manilado is a church. It also makes me feel the solemn atmosphere when I see the church. Stepping into Santa Cruz Church beside PASIG RIVER, there is a cool, sincere prayer, but there are many sleepers. Walking on the MacArthur Bridge, crossing PASIG RIVER, watching the torrential river and passing boats. Stepping on three rounds of ice hockey vendors, they slow down on the bridge. Hurry up and stop. I want to eat ice hockey. Unfortunately, the vendor can't understand English and the orange becomes strawberry.
Ancient churches, buildings have been mottled, but very spectacular. Very beautiful lines.
It was a modest attitude and a pleasant experience for me. This church brings back memories of my childhood. It's worth seeing.
The church is very historic and has a unique architectural style. There are not many people in it.